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CROSS Outreach
Spring CROSS Outreach resumes on Sundays beginning
March 1 thru March 22. Meet in Fellowship Hall North from
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM. All Connection Group outreach leaders
and class members need to join us as we form teams and
follow up with those who have visited EFBC. Come early
and meet at 4:00 PM to learn how to share the Gospel.
Celebration Worship Service
February 8, 2015
We a re a Fa m i l y o f Fa i t h Pa s s i o n a te l y
Connecting to Christ, His Church, His Word, and
His Mission, for His Glory.
DISCIPLE: What it Means to Truly Follow Jesus
Title: The Cross of Discipleship
Text: Luke 14:25-35
Singing Churchmen and Churchwomen of Oklahoma
Wednesday Evening TOPICS Bible Studies
We are excited to announce that EFBC will be hosting the
Singing Churchmen and Singing Churchwomen of
Oklahoma for their “Applause of Heaven” concert on
Thursday, February 12, at 7:00 PM in the Worship Center.
Open to everyone, this will be a wonderful evening as the
350 voice choir and orchestra lead us in music worship. “The
Applause of Heaven” is the title track for the recording made
by this group two years ago and will be available for
purchase at the concert. Several EFBC members are a part of
this fine group of Oklahoma Baptist musicians.
Wednesday evenings offer a multitude of opportunities
for the entire family from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM. TOPICS are
Bible studies designed to provide relevant, practical
answers to questions about God and the Christian life. For
more detailed information, visit
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Men’s Rewired Spring Retreat “Mask”
For men and boys 13-18 who are
accompanied by an adult,
Rewired is a movement taking
place in the hear ts of men
committed to impacting their
family, church, and community
for Jesus Christ. Speakers include
Alex Kendrick, Jeff Struecker,
Keith Burkhart, Matt Roberson,
Lance Lang, Brandon Guindon,
Bubba Burcham, and Lew Sterrett.
Activities include a CrossFit
contest, archery, climbing wall, darts, rope course, skeet
shooting, trout fishing, and zip line.
Ongoing TOPICS Bible Studies
EFBC College is committed to creating an environment of
Multiplication. This February the College Ministry will be
launching six new Connection Group opportunities; a ladies
class, two coeds, graduates, and three on campus. These
groups will live out the EFBC vision “Connecting to Christ, His
Church, His Word, and His Mission”. They will meet here on
Sunday mornings in Fellowship Hall and also on our two
local campuses. Introduce a college-aged student to EFBC
this month. For more info, contact Billy Fuller, 405-473-2836,
[email protected]
SAINTS ALIVE: Humble Heroes of the New Testament
Who is the only woman in the New Testament to be specifically
designated a “disciple”? You will learn the answer to that
question (if you can't dig it out for yourself) and much more
about one of the most interesting New Testament
personalities. SAINTS ALIVE is a series of Bible-based,
biographical studies of lesser-known personalities of the New
Testament and of what they can teach us about living the
Christian life. Meet Gary Ellis in Fellowship Hall.
EFBC Women
A class for women, grow in your faith as you study God’s word.
This spring, you will be learning about spiritual gifts: what they
are, what yours are, and where you might want to serve. Meet
on the first floor of the Children’s Wing in Room C108.
A Study in Nehemiah
This ongoing study is for anyone who wants to get a head start
on the lesson for the upcoming Sunday morning Bible study
or if you will be out and don’t want to miss a lesson. Join Jerry
Miller in Conference Room M202.
Women’s BGCO Spring Retreat “Heroes”
“Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, says the Lord
of hosts.” - Zechariah 4:6
Do you consider yourself a hero? How about
Superwoman? Your hero status is not dependent on
your human might or power - it comes from the power
of His Spirit living within you. As a woman of God, you
are called to be a superhuman life. Personalities
include Lisa Bevere, Rebekah Lyons, Annie Downs, and
Marcy Priest. Whether it’s flying on the new zip line,
testing your speed in the annual 5K, or learning how to
use a sword, set aside time during the retreat to exercise
your super powers.
Spring Semester TOPICS Bible Studies
A Heritage of Faith: Leading Your Child to Christ
You will discover your heritage, how to create a heritage, and
pass your heritage along to your children. Join Brian Frank in
Room W104 near the Worship Center.
 The Truth Project
This is the starting point for looking at life from a biblical
perspective discussing the relevance and importance of living
the Christian world view. Join Billy Fuller and Chris Yandell in
Room W106.
33 The Series: A Man and His Design
This study will inspire and equip men to pursue authentic
manhood as modeled by Jesus Christ in His 33 years on Earth.
Explore the basic foundations of authentic manhood and God’s
clear design for men. Join Craig Ilschner in Room W105.
Baptist Mission Center Project on February 18
Everyone is welcome to join the HappyTimers’ Ministry as
they volunteer at the Baptist Mission Center in Oklahoma
City on Wednesday, February 18. Meet at EFBC at 8:00 AM
and return by noon.
This month, EFBC’s emphasis will be on food donations,
clothing, socks and underwear for men, and personal
hygiene items. In addition, this is a great place to donate yur
empty medication bottles. Drop off donations at EFBC’s
Church Office by Tuesday, February 17. For more
information, contact Carl Schwab, 405-348-7835.
Resolving Everyday Conflict
Unpack the amazing things the Bible has to say about conflict
and relationships. You will find the powerful and practical
answers you are looking for to forever change how conflict
looks in your life. Join Ron Cruse in Room W102 .
Friday, April 24, thru Saturday, April 25, at Falls Creek
$70 per person by April 15
$50 per person for young adults ages 13-17,
accompanied by an adult
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Special Save the Dates @EFBC!
Blood Drive
Wednesday, March 4
EFBC Revival 2015
Sun, March 29 - Wed, April 1
Good Friday
Friday, April 3
Community Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 4
Mission Passion
Sunday, April 26
EFBC 125th Anniversary
Sun, May 3, and Sat, July 4
Friday, April 17, thru Saturday, April 18, at Falls Creek
$85 per person by April 2
$35 per person for young adults ages 13-17,
accompanied by an adult
1300 E 33rd Street
Edmond, OK 73013
Childcare Available Night (Birth thru 6th Grade)
Stop by the registration desk on the first floor of the
Children’s Wing or sign up in your Connection Group for
an evening without the kids on Friday, February 27, from
6:15 PM to 9:15 PM. Sign up deadline is February 15. Your
kids will enjoy time with friends as they participate in ageappropriate game time. This is provided free of charge.
Quarter Wars is the 5th annual theme of Fantastic February,
the epic contest pitting Students’ against the Children’s and
Preteen Ministries.
Mismatch Day
February 15
Pajama Day
February 22
Super Hero Day
The two interns with the least amount of quarters will get
waxed! Everyone can join in the fun. You can find their
collection jugs in the Foyer.
Bible Drill (4th thru 6th Grade)
Bible Drill is for children and preteens in grades 4th thru
6th grade. Individuals will learn 25 verses, 10 key
passages, and the books of the Bible. This is the pinnacle
of discipleship for this age. Encourage your child to be a
part of Bible Drill. Meet this afternoon at 4:30 PM in the
Student Life Center.
ONE NIGHT (5th thru 6th grade)
On Saturday, February 28, thru Sunday, March 1, preteens and
their friends are invited for a ONE NIGHT experience that will
radically change their lives. It will be the largest sleep over,
boys at one house and girls at another, which you will ever
have. This night will challenge you, encourage you, and
prepare you for the next step in life. Don’t miss out. Cost is
$15. Bring clothes to sleep in, swim suit, and clothes for
Sunday (it’s Uptown Kids Day), also bring sleeping bags and
pillows. Pick up and drop off at EFBC Children’s Wing. Sign
up and pay online by visiting
EFBC Women
There are many opportunities available thru EFBC Women.
For more detailed info on each of the activities below,
check out the web page at
Students’ Ministry (7th thru 12th Grade)
FANTASTIC FEBRUARY dress up schedule for next Sunday,
February 15, is Pajama Day.
IGNITION WEEKEND registration sign up ends TODAY,
February 8. Event dates are Friday, February 13, thru Sunday,
February 15. 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM registration and dinner at
EFBC. Visit for a full schedule.
Can’t make it to IGNITION but would still like to purchase a
shirt? We will have extra shirts for sale $10. Contact Amy
Blankenship, [email protected], 405-726-9758.
SUNDAY, February 8, 2015
8:15 AM
Connection Groups (Sunday School)
Orchestra Rehearsal
9:15 AM Bridges: Special Needs Connection Group
WorshipCare (birth thru 3 years)
KIDS’ Church (pre-k thru kindergarten)
KIDS’ Church (1st thru 4th grade)
11:00 AM Connection Groups (Sunday School)
12:00 PM Singles’ Luncheon
1:00 PM College Ministry Small Group Kickoff
4:30 PM LeadershipU
Bible Drill
Ladies Bible Study: Children of the Day
Church Wide
Worship Center
Rooms C107 and C118
Worship Center
Children’s Wing, 1st Floor
Children’s Wing, 1st Floor
Children’s Wing, 2nd Floor
Church Wide
Fellowship Hall South
Boys Ranch Town
Fellowship Hall South
Student Life Center
Fellowship Hall Conf Room
MONDAY, February 9, 2015
FATHERson Bowling (All Ages)
For fathers, sons, grandfathers, grandsons, and uncles, join Jim
and Josh for a casual evening of bowling and a cool devotional
for boys. $5.00 per family includes two games and shoe rental
per person, including any friends you bring with you! Next
bowling date is Monday, February 9, 6:30 PM, at AMF
Boulevard Lanes in Edmond. No RSVP required. Just show up
and enjoy an evening with the guys!
Women on Mission
For all ladies, meet in Fellowship Hall North on Monday,
February 9, at 10:00 AM. Hear from a missionary couple who
have been in East Asia since 1986. Bring a friend and a jar of
peanut butter for the Hope Pregnancy Center. More info?
Contact Marilyn Jones, 405-607-2866.
Ladies’ Bible Studies
It’s not too late to join one of the new Ladies’ Bible Study classes.
Choose from:
Called to be a Keeper by Lori Merrill
Tuesday Mornings, 9:45 AM–11:45 AM
Fellowship Hall South
Led by Jennifer Fett
Malachi: A Love That Never Lets Go by Lisa Harper
Tuesday Nights, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Meet in Fellowship Hall South
Led by Sharon Gorham
Children of the Day by Beth Moore
Sunday Afternoons, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Meet in the Fellowship Hall Conference Room
Led by Mollyann Sweiger
Tuesday nights, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Meet at Becky Gourley’s home, 2014 Faircloud, Edmond
Led by April Pratt
Wednesday Mornings, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Meet in Fellowship Hall South
Led by Gloria Rutledge
Grow in your faith as you study God’s word on Wednesday
evenings from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM in Room C108 located on the
first floor of the Children’s Wing.
Sunday Morning Prayer Time
EFBCWomen invite you to join in a time of prayer on the first
Sunday morning of each month from 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM. This
prayer time will be specifically for our church, our worship service,
and our staff. We feel there is no better way to prepare our hearts
for worship than prayer. Meet us in Room A201 located on the
second floor near the elevator and Education Offices.
10:00 AM Women on Mission
6:30 PM FATHERson Bowling
Fellowship Hall North
AMF Boulevard Lanes
TUESDAY, February 10, 2015
6:00 AM
9:30 AM
9:45 AM
10:00 AM
12:00 PM
4:00 PM
4:15 PM
6:30 PM
Men’s Tuesday Morning Prayer Meeting
Parents’ Day Out
Ladies’ Bible Study: Called to be a Keeper
Women’s Ministry Prayer Group and Coffee
Moms in Prayer - Chisholm
Arts After School
Student Worship Arts
Ladies’ Bible Study: Malachi
Ladies’ Bible Study: Children of the Day
Fellowship Hall South
Children’s Wing, 1st Floor
Fellowship Hall South
Fellowship Hall Conf Room
Fellowship Hall Conf Room
Fellowship Hall
Student Life Center
Fellowship Hall South
Becky Gourley’s Home
WEDNESDAY, February 11, 2015
9:30 AM
12:00 PM
3:15 PM
4:30 PM
4:45 PM
5:30 PM
6:00 PM
6:30 PM
7:00 PM
Ladies’ Bible Study: Children of the Day
Moms in Prayer - Cimarron
Joy Singers’ Rehearsal
Men of Victory
EFBC Dinner Club
Students’ Hang Out Time
MID-WEEK Activities
TOPICS Adult Bible Studies
Childcare (birth thru 2 years)
CLUB 252 (3 years thru kindergarten)
CLUB 252 (1st thru 4th grade)
FLYTE (5th thru 6th grade)
ENDURANCE (7th thru 12th grade)
New Praise Ensemble
One Accord Ensemble
Celebration Choir
Students’ Chicago Mission Trip Meeting
Fellowship Hall South
Fellowship Hall Conf Room
Choir Room
Choir Room
Fellowship Hall
Student Life Center Cafe’
Locations Vary
Children’s Wing, 1st Floor
Children’s Wing, 1st Floor
Children’s Wing, 2nd Floor
Children’s Wing, 2nd Floor
Student Life Center
Choir Room
Choir Room
Choir Room
Student Life Center
THURSDAY, February 12, 2015
9:30 AM
7:00 PM
Parents’ Day Out
Children’s Wing, 1st Floor
Friendship International
Henderson Hills Church
Singing Churchmen and Churchwomen of OK Worship Center
FRIDAY, February 13, 2015
5:00 PM
6:15 PM
Childcare Available Night
EFBC Campus and Off Site
Children’s Wing
SATURDAY, February 14, 2015
EFBC Campus and Off Site
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LIFE+ Valentines’ Banquet
If you are a Baby Boomer, join the LIFE+ Ministry on
Thursday, February 19, at 6:30 PM in Fellowship Hall for a
special LIFE+ Valentines’ Banquet. The entertainment
will be by Tommy Woodard of the Skit Guys. Cost is $15.00
per person. Reservations and payment must be made by
today, February 8, in your Connection Group, or online by
m i d n i g h t o n F r i d a y, F e b r u a r y 1 3 , b y v i s i t i n g
TUESDAY Mornings for Men
This is a great way to begin your Tuesday
mornings with other men from EFBC!
Experience great Bible study with guest
speaker, Keith Haygood, as he shares “On
Display” from 2 Corinthians 2. Meet at
6:00 AM in Fellowship Hall on Tuesday,
February 10. No RSVP needed. Just show
up and feel free to bring a friend as you
enjoy fellowship over coffee and donuts.
Senior Adult Movie and Popcorn Day
Join us on Tuesday, February 17, for another Movie and
Popcorn Day! We will meet in the Student Life Center,
upstairs from Fellowship Hall, at 1:30 PM. Save the date and
make plans to join us for the movie “The Ultimate Gift”.
Arts After School (Kindergarten thru 5th Grade)
Arts After School is a great way for children, kindergarten thru
5th grade, to receive training in the fine arts and to learn ways
to use these skills as an act of worship. You can sign your kids
up at any time for this weekly event. Meet in Fellowship Hall
Center, Tuesdays, 4:00 PM to 5:15 PM. Sign up online at
Student Worship Arts (6th thru 12th Grade)
Student Worship Arts is an opportunity for students, 6th thru
12th grade, to become more involved in our worship
experiences and to hone their musical skills for the glory of God.
Learn more at Meet on
Tuesdays in the Student Life Center from 4:15 PM to 5:15 PM.
EFBC Dinner Club Menu
The First Family gathers in Fellowship Hall each Wednesday at
4:45 PM for our weekly Fellowship Meal, which is
complimentary for first-time guests. Menu for February 11:
LINE 1: roast, potatoes, gravy, corn, rolls, salad bar, drinks, and
LINE 2: pork chops, stuffing, green beans, rolls, salad bar, drinks,
and dessert.